Pioppo vuol dire sviluppo economico sostenibile e ripresa occupazionale per tutta la filiera coinvolta, dal sistema agroforestale che produce materia prima, sino alla realtà di lavorazione e trasformazione. se coltivato secondo le tradizionali turnazioni di 10-12 anni produce legno di primissima qualità, con caratteristiche fisiche e meccaniche altamente performanti nei campi di applicazione più disparati.
Il pioppo rappresenta a pieno titolo il fiore all’occhiello per la produzione industriale: dal campo al legno, fino ai derivati, i compensati e truciolari di pioppo esprimono altissima qualità così come insegna la tradizione italiana, mobili di lusso, carta, materiali strutturali per l’edilizia e per interni, per citare solo alcuni ambiti in cui il pioppo è apprezzato da sempre.
Sustainable economic development, productive diversification and therefore integration to the business income. The poplar growing generates so many new economic and occupational opportunities for the farms that it can be considered an entrepreneurial high-value-choice.
Poplar grows quickly (ten-year-cycles) and is the only real wood resource on which a solid base for the future purchase of raw material for wood, furniture and paper industry can be built. Poplar needs less water than other cultures, such as corn, and this aspect is extremely relevant if we consider the problems connected to the global climate changes. Besides, poplar is resistant to illnesses and dryness, it grows without problems in association with other species, gives high quality wood for the processing industry, produces organic combustible for energy and represents the most advanced form of wood culture.
AIR: like any other fast growing specie, poplar can depurate air, taking away from the atmosphere from 70 to 140 litres carbonic anhydride every hour and giving back to the atmosphere the same quantity of oxygen. The storage function of carbon (Carbon sink) is performed also after the transformation of the wood in a finished product.
WATER: poplar can distil the water it absorbs from the soil and, thanks to the transpiration, it can give water back to the atmosphere completely purified. Besides, poplar is employed in the construction of wood tampon stripes on agricultural soils close to water streams, built in order to favour the absorption of nitrates and prevent the water eutrophication.
SOILAND AND LADSCAPE: a further “environmental merit” of the poplar is the function of containment of soil erosion and of desertification, of increasing of the biodiversity and of landscape improvement.
Poplar “means” renewable energy. It surely is one of the most performing dedicated arboreal species, because it optimizes more than other species the productive performance of biomasses, that will be used to produce electric and thermic energy. Both on the qualitative and qualitative side.
Poplar is a symbol of environmental protection, meant as improvement of the air and water quality, increasing of the biodiversity and of the natural habitats and because it is a renewable and non-climate-changing renewable energy source.
The most important effect of cultivated forests such as poplar forests, is the possibility they give to limit the exploitation of natural or primary forests, contributing this way to their conservation and succeeding to meet the international market requirements for wood products at the same time.
If the raw material is a top quality one also its derivate products are top quality ones. If then, the raw material can be used for several applications, we are surely talking about poplar wood, cultivated following the traditional cultivation method. Nowadays, also thanks to the selection of genetically superior clones and to the development of processing techniques, whose goal is the improvement of its “natural” points of force, the poplar wood is the mainstay of the plywood industry, that it supplies with an excellent raw material. It also plays a very important role in luxury furniture sector and in the paper industry.
Poplar is an homogeneous, light and multifunctional wood. Besides it is easy to process and very resistant to loads and this last characteristic makes it extremely efficient if used as structural element in alternative to other materials.